Slashdot is powered by your submissions, so send in your scoop


Forgot your password?

Comment Re:Bacteria spread via the air (Score 1) 118

We were insane. Every machine room was swept daily, floors stripped and waxed 1x/week (in the machine room!!), readings and wipe down of the machines was done 4x/day, so you could see if there were any leaks etc. Spares were labels and neatly hung. Each machine room had a spare TOWER and spare compressor in line - just open valves, and turn on. Building also ran at 100% fresh air, all electrostatically precipitated. Yes, the building was a virtual clean room. Did I say we were a BIT crazy?

Comment Re:Bacteria spread via the air (Score 1) 118

I spent a summer working for a place that had oh, 15-20 towers. TWICE a week we dosed the tower with biocides and rust preventatives, and once every 2 weeks samples from each of the towers went out for analysis. Then again, I know from my father, who worked in the field, the place I was at was 'odd' in that we did way more PM than any other place he knew of (he was in the repair end, I was doing operating). Sounds like the places with the problem aren't putting in the money. The problem with tower water is it tends to be warm, and it is recirculated with lots of air blown over it. Algae buildup is a HUGE problem and I'd bet that the places in question have that problem too, and don't think about the efficiency problem the algae cause...

Comment Re:Excellent news (Score 1) 62

That's not the way it works. You get hired to do the job you're going to do, at full salary, and you do it initially under a provisional clearance, while your full clearance is being processed. If the work is sensitive enough that provisionally clearing people is too dangerous, then already having the appropriate clearance is made a prerequisite for the job.

Comment Re:Honestly? (Score 3, Interesting) 321

One major advantage over 7 (although 8.1 had it - but who wanted 8.1)
Multiple magnification settings

Win7 allowed ONE windows magnification setting for all screens (100%, 125%, 150%). Win10 allows you to set it per screen. Useful if you have one High DPI screen (my laptop) and one standard DPI - the second monitor in my case.

Other than that? No huge difference. Some things are faster (just as they were in 8.x). The first machine I upgraded was on 8.x, and couldn't wait to get rid of that pig. Then I upgraded the laptop that has the high DPI screen, but right now, my main boxes are still on Win7...

Comment Re:i haven't bought a car in a while... (Score 1) 252

I can tell you live in a city (Apartments etc)
When you live in the less dense parts of cities/burbs etc, you car DOES drop you at your door already, it is called a garage or a driveway. It stops, it is there when you walk out the door with no calls, no "There is no car available right now, you will have to wait 20 minutes" (which means you will always have to plan to leave early - trust me, used to use a car service). Yes, when you go into "the city" it will be easier to park but

Comment Re:Futurologists and transportation. (Score 1) 252

Other things people hate about public transport:
There are a LOT of people who DON'T live in a city, they live in suburbs, ex-urbs or gasp, the country. Public transport is often 1/hr in the suburbs, and at that, may come as "close" as a mile or two to where you live. Live out in the country, where you next neighbor is a mile down the road (or further) the whole car sharing thing becomes a joke

Comment Re:Hobby vs Professional (Score 5, Informative) 113

if you want to be a professional game/sport player, Scrabble is not the way to go. One year, the top prize at the US National Scrabble Championship, attended by about 700 players, was $25,000, the highest it ever was. Someone pointed out that year that $50,000 was the top prize of the national championship of Tiddlywinks.

It is not every question that deserves an answer. -- Publilius Syrus